Tattoo Time

A general chat area, here you can post anything that doesn't belong in another forum.
Post Reply
User avatar
Commander Spleen
Lord of the Foobs
Posts: 2365
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 22:54
Location: Border Village

Tattoo Time

Post by Commander Spleen » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:25

So I had an interesting Saturday night and now I've gotta get a tattoo. Naturally, it's gotta be something Keenish. Any ideas? So far I'm thinking a yorp and a dopefish, but I'm not sure how or whether they'll link yet.

Warning: The following contains drug references and is not suitable for lolcats under the age of 42 or Internet users.

We went out to a rave party a bit out of town, hosted by DJ Newmaniax, a friend of a cousin. Later in the night a few bongs came out, and I leeched myself a cone (which I only half finished). Either it was laced or someone spiked one of my drinks, because I soon found myself on one hell of a trip. No (visual) hallucinations, just a feeling of disembodiment, ridiculously distorted time, and the belief that I was dead and floating around as a ghost or afterlife denial construct. All my conversations felt Naked Lunch telepathic style, as though we were communicating directly from the subconscious (but the notes I took on my phone were basically normal, if drunken, communication), and I could feel a magnetic flow (for lack of a better term) between me and others as conversations came and went.

I rode home in the boot with my brother and one of our friends, due to the car being otherwise full (the same arrangement in which we had arrived). At this point a minute felt like half an hour and I was soon convinced the car had been hijacked and we were trapped heading to some other place (it didn't help that everyone walked off and left us in the boot for a couple of minutes, which I'd have found amusing had I only been drunk). After we emerged I thought I'd been in an accident and again the afterlife concept was going through my head.

Finally, everyone was inside and heading to bed, and I found myself unable to stop moving. If I was on a dancefloor I'd have fit right in. The five energy drinks I'd consumed throughout the day, a bad idea at the best of times, probably didn't help much here. Convinced that if I gave into the still lingering out of body sensation I'd not come back, I got my cousin to take me to the hospital. The car accident theory endured and now I believed I was in a coma and being attached to life support. Four superfun hours of drippage and chaotic emotional outbursts later, which would've been hilarious if it wasn't me, my heart rate finally dropped from 130 to under 100 and I emerged to get some sleep and tackle the ensuing hangover.

Anyway, long story short, this cousin has been doing tattoos for a year or so now. So my payment for making him sit around for four hours in a hospital room is being subject to an hour-for-hour set of tattoos.

User avatar
Android Dummy
Posts: 2554
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 20:57
Location: KEEN1.EXE

Post by KeenRush » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:36

:crazy Haha, good times. :mortlol

Knuckle tattoos, K E E N on right and M O R T on left fist. Ok, that might a bit too much. :p I might go for something Keenish, but which wouldn't be obvious to everyone not knowing the series well -- like this (without the texts):

Although a hopping yorp (or more than one, if they're small) might look fun. :yorp :yorp :yorp
Last edited by KeenRush on Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:36, edited 1 time in total.
My newest mod - Planet Of Agony: | codename H.Y.E.N.A.

Posts: 855
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 0:38

Post by KeenEmpire » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:31

i've seen some strange emoticons here that would make interesting tattoos, to say the least.
"In order to ensure our security, and continuing stability, the Kingdom has been reorganized into the First Vorticon Intellectuality!" Image

Posts: 891
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:35
Location: Lancaster PA

Post by Galaxieretter » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:38

Way to become easily pressured into getting a tattoo. Personally I'm against all body modifications... of any sort but hey man, do what you do.

Personally that sounds like a wild trip. :dead
But energy drinks, caffeine, beer, weed and what sounds like coke (I don't know, I don't do that crap.) is definitely a devils concoction you brewed in your bloodstream. You could of probably saved yourself some expensive medical bills if you had your friend make you drink lots and lots of water instead of a drive to the hospital.

But to answer your question, I would have to say, :moon this. I would think it's the most iconic Commander Keen image one could get tatooed. And it would be a good reminder of what happened.

User avatar
Commander Spleen
Lord of the Foobs
Posts: 2365
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 22:54
Location: Border Village

Post by Commander Spleen » Thu Apr 09, 2009 13:23

No medical bills for me. Public system ftw.
Way to become easily pressured into getting a tattoo. Personally I'm against all body modifications... of any sort but hey man, do what you do.
As am I, generally. Not gonna hurry into this one. Even dying my hair is less than appealing for me (I'd prefer it black but I don't want to deal with the maintenance).

The mooning sprite would definitely go on if I end up deciding to go ahead with it.

User avatar
Vorticon Elite
Posts: 4155
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:06
Location: The spaghetti island of the faces of dinosaur world for a vacation

Post by VikingBoyBilly » Thu Apr 09, 2009 13:59

I must be a lolcat under the age of 42 because I didn't understand half your post :stoned
"I don't trust players. Not one bit." - Levellass

Vorticon Elite
Posts: 421
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 21:13
Location: Belgium

Post by shikadi » Thu Apr 09, 2009 14:29

I am internet user , i don't understand it

Tatoos are usually forever, and maybe you find it a bad choice 2 years later.
then your are garged :spot (this is my favorite emoticon)

User avatar
q 90
Posts: 115
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:12

Post by q 90 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:38

Coke is a trip.

I would do a pixelated Keen in the 4 5 6 style on your leg. That way it would just look like you've got something symbolizing retro gaming in general. I'm gonna get a disco ball there sometime.
Member since 2003, with breaks of varying longevity interspersed.

User avatar
Shikadi Master
Posts: 424
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 22:17
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Post by ZidaneA » Thu Apr 23, 2009 20:15

Why don't you go for a cool phrase in SGA or something like that?
Using sprites from Commander Keen might be cool, but the strong colors tends to be a little bit to strong and it just looks strange, even if the tattoo itself is neat!

Vortigaunt Elite
Posts: 400
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:39
Location: cAnAdA

Post by Toomuchsparetime » Sun May 03, 2009 22:42

I photoshopped a Dopefish tattoo onto a photo of myself and put it on a forum once... It inspired someone else to get a Dopefish tattoo as well! (I don't know if they ever did or not, though.)

Actually I think it was the PCKF!

Post Reply